"Silicon Graphics Inc. began its conversion to the
open-source mind set this week, releasing portions of its XFS code
under the general public license (GPL)."
"The decision to make XFS open-source was announced in May, and
the first release of code was announced Tuesday (Aug. 10) at the
Linux World conference by Dave McAllister, SGI director of
strategic technologies. Coincidentally, SGI picked the same day to
launch a restructuring plan that included the pending spin-off of
Cray Research, an SGI subsidiary.
"Speaking alongside Richard Stallman, president of the Free
Software Foundation and pioneer of the free-software movement that
led to the creation of Linux, McAllister said the SGI decision has
been years in the making."
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